Sunday, January 30, 2011

Printmaking workshop

Yesterday was printmaking day! After months of trying to get a spot in Print Club, right around New Years I finally snagged a space in their Saturday workshop to stretch some long-dormant creative muscles. I was really excited for this, because the last time I did any sort of printmaking was in 2002 during my study abroad in Florence. Helpfully, that summer I actually did do photo-emulsion screenprinting so the workshop was more of a sorely-need refresher course. 

The day started at 11am in their workshop in Dalston: 

10 of us were treated to a little overview of printmaking through the ages, and then had a tour of the studio. Then we got to work prepping our images, coating our screens, and then exposing them. After lunch we got to work printing and each left with about 6 good A4 prints. Here's mine - I made this design specifically to join a small collection of London-centric art and paraphenalia I'm amassing.

After completing the workshop, I am now eligible to purchase a membership to the studio so I can go work on whatever projects I want. I'm not sure I'm ready for that, but it's nice to have the option. Despite the cold and all of the downtime (I forgot how methodical printmaking can be!), I really enjoyed being back in the shop with ink under my fingernails. Anyone interested in learning to screenprint should definitely check out Print Club London - it's welcoming, open, and a good way to spend a Saturday.


  1. Sah-weet. I am really looking forward to what you create.

  2. Wow great print D! What a great idea for a series!